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Custom relief for chronic pain

21-100 employees
  • Healthcare
  • B2C
  • Lifestyle
  • Personal health
  • Social Impact
  • Wellbeing
1460 Broadway, NY, NY

Company mission

To reinvent the pain relief journey.

Top investors

77% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

Sam Franklin headshot

Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

Over 50 million, around 1 in 5, Americans suffer from chronic pain, with the majority reporting an increase in their symptoms in recent years. This has led to the opioid epidemic in the US. This is an issue that Clearing focuses on with its digital healthcare platform that works to find new ways to treat chronic pain.

The system is used by patients who are able to describe their pain via the online platform, before Clearing’s clinicians customize a tailor-made treatment plan to meet the patient’s needs. This plan may include non-addictive supplements, topical creams, and personalized exercises via an app. The aim is to help to increase access to pain relief, which is nonaddictive and affordable.

Clearing is a new player in a digital health market that already has competition from more established companies targeting chronic pain, such as Hinge Health, AppliedVR, and Spine Zone. However, the company, that is considered a game changer for chronic pain sufferers, will be able to scale operations after raising $20 million in seed funding, helping secure its goal of removing barriers to quality, personalised pain treatment.


  • Generous PTO
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401k retirement account
  • Pre-tax Health Savings Account (with HDHP)
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental & Vision covered at 100% for employees)
  • Meaningful equity
  • Free membership to One Medical
  • Free access to Talkspace, Kindbody, Teladoc, and HealthAdvocate
  • Team events
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (medical + dependent care)
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Life insurance & ancillary benefits
  • Fitness and wellness reimbursement
  • Work from home stipend

Company values

  • Patient Centered - We’re focused on building around what patients want, need and deserve
  • Servant Leaders - Our whole culture and ethos are based around collaborative effort that benefits everyone
  • Rational Inquiry - We trust science, data and lived experiences and believe in the power of asking the right questions
  • Empathetic Candor - Open and empathetic discussions foster honesty, kindness, and trust among our team
  • Champions Strengths - We openly identify weaknesses and celebrate stregnths, to grow and be comfortable as ourselves

Funding (2 rounds)

May 2021



Sep 2020




Total funding

This company has top investors


Jacob Hascalovici

(Chief Medical Officer)

Former Clinical Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine prior to co-founding Clearing.

Yakov Kagan

(Head of Growth)

They have extensive experience in product and growth. They are also the Advisor at Salvo Health.

Founded Compass and Salvo Health, where they are serving as the Lead Board Member for the latter. They are also an Angel Investor.